Enough remains, however, to suggest how it must have once been: the spacious, airy, flagged hall leading to the pretty Venetian arch
through which you see the present staircase, lit by a glass-domed roof.
Bellini has chosen to frame him inside an elaborate Venetian arch
decorated with motifs taken from Roman art.
GRACEFUL GLAMOUR The teleporting to Veneto begins on the outside, with the building's stunning Italianate architecture, with Corinthian columns, classic Venetian arches
, horizontal bands, ornamental entablatures -- all are built with local materials.
However, its buildings have had a facelift and it's pleasant to sit with a coffee under the Venetian arches
in the central square before heading for the boutiques and art galleries in the warren of narrow streets.